Jeffrey L. Hutter, Professor and Associate Dean, Faculty of Science

Jeffrey L. Hutter

Contact Information

Office: PAB 209
Tel: (519) 661-2111 x86719

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Research Areas

Soft Materials
Atomic Force Microscopy

Research Interests

I am an experimental condensed-matter physicist at the University of Western Ontario. Most of the research in my group is focused on the broad areas of soft materials and nanomaterials. In order to understand the structure and properties of these materials, we employ atomic force microscopy, video microscopy, and small-angle neutron scattering.

I am also the Associate Dean, Academic, of Science. For information about undergraduate programming and services in the Faculty of Science, please visit the Undergraduate section of the Faculty web site.


  1. Getangama, N.N., De Bruyn, J.R., Hutter, J.L. “Dielectric spectroscopy of poly(ethylene oxide)-carbon nanotube nanocomposites” (2022) AIP Advances, 12 (5), art. no. 055309. DOI:10.1063/5.0064740
  2. Makaremi, S., Wan, W., Hutter, J.L. “Importance of axial stretch on the determination of young’s modulus of electrospun poly(«-caprolactone) nanofibres by atomic force microscopy” (2021) Canadian Journal of Physics, 99 (8), pp. 709-718. DOI:10.1139/cjp-2020-0620
  3. Lozano-Pérez, A.A., Pagán, A., Zhurov, V., Hudson, S.D., Hutter, J.L., Pruneri, V., Pérez-Moreno, I., Grbic’, V., Cenis, J.L., Grbic’, M., Aznar-Cervantes, S. “The silk of gorse spider mite Tetranychus lintearius represents a novel natural source of nanoparticles and biomaterials” (2020) Scientific Reports, 10 (1), art. no. 18471. DOI:10.1038/s41598-020-74766-7
  4. Getangama, N.N., De Bruyn, J.R., Hutter, J.L. “Dielectric properties of PVA cryogels prepared by freeze-thaw cycling” (2020) Journal of Chemical Physics, 153 (4), art. no. 044901 DOI:10.1063/5.0007251

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Physics 2102: Modern Physics
Integrated Science 3001: Materials & Biomaterials

Professional Activities

Acting Dean of Science, 2023-2024

Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Science, 2012-2023

Acting Vice-Provost (Academic Programs), 2020, 2022

Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Physics